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Re: [vox-tech] Shell Scripting Question
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Re: [vox-tech] Shell Scripting Question



Ken Herron wrote,

> That's fine if the host has gnu find and xargs. If it doesn't, and
> you're  confident none of the directory names contain white space, then
> here's a  more portable method:
>
> 	find ... -name messages -type d -print | while read dir
> 	do
> 		chmod 777 $dir/*
> 	done

Ken,

Yep, I was using a non-GNU version of find, so Henry's solution, while
elegant, wasn't appropriate for my platform.

The solution you gave worked perfectly!  Thanks!

Richard



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